Articles tagged Jimmy Clark

Page 20 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1965

1965 British Grand Prix race report - A close thing

  This year the R.A.C. sold the rights of the British Grand Prix to the British Racing Drivers' Club and they enlisted the support of the Daily Express to organise the event at Silverstone. While the airfield circuit is not the best of places for a Grand Prix, it has a pleasant atmosphere and has been the scene of many British GP events in the past, as well as being the traditional home of...

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Legends

Fitness all-consuming in Formula One, I know, but still there is something depressing about the uniformity of drivers' tastes today. Favourite drink: mineral water; favourite food: pasta. An exception was Tald Inoue, a rich Footwork renta-driver in 1995, who listed Romanee-Conti, the most fabled of red Burgundies. Jabby Crombac spotted this in a press release and became audibly excited: "Nigel,...

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Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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Jim Clark – March 4 1936 to April 7 1968

The hamlets of Chirnside and Duns nestle into the mellow countryside of Scotland's Border region, mere miles from the northernmost boundary of England. The homesteads have names such as Mill Farm, West Fouldron, New Mains. Or Jim Clark's Edington Mains. This was the haven from which the reluctant racer sallied forth on his forays to the far reaches of the motorsport world - to Zandvoort, Warwick...

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Legends: Tony Brooks

Nigel Roebuck In terms of finding a decent place to stay, Magny-Cours is not the best grand prix venue in the world. Thus, when we discovered, some years ago, a quite exceptional hostelry, we kept it secret to prevent it being block-booked by one of the teams. Not many racing folk know about the place, therefore, so it was a surprise to spot, at an adjacent restaurant table, Tony Brooks and his...

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Doug Nye

On a wing and a prayer They weren’t always popular or especially safe, but for a while high-strutted wings were all the rage The extraordinary era of high-strutted wings on single-seat racing cars really exploded 40 years ago, back through the summer of 1968. The May cousins with their 1956 ADAC 1000Kms Porsche 550 had been prophets without honour. The Nürburgring scrutineers apparently told...

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Image of a hero

Jimmy Clark died before I was born. To me, he’s only ever been an image in magazines, in books and on television screens. And yet as an impressionable racing-mad kid, devouring anything I could find on the sport both past and present, I regarded him as a personal hero. Why? Because everything about Jim Clark is inspirational, from his sublime skill behind the wheel, to his quiet yet fierce...

Page 55 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, September 1960

Bank holiday Brands Hatch

Another Cooper F1 Victory August Bank Holiday witnessed a great exodus from the Metropolis to Brands Hatch for the first car race meeting on the extended 2.05-mile circuit. A crowd of 60,000 is said to have attended, proof of Brands Hatch's popularity but underlining the inadequacy of its exits. The day's racing opened with the 10-lap Wrotham Trophy Race for GT cars, which Sears couldn't help...

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Brands Hatch international

August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge crowd turning up to witness the four-event programme in foul weather. First race of the day for the Peco Trophy Saw a fascinating array of G.T. cars line up on the grid. No less than six of the latest...

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Accept no limits

Physical disability was no barrier to racing success for Archie Scott Brown, one of the best-loved drivers in a golden age of motor sport By Nigel Roebuck Of late much has been written about Jimmy Clark, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death, and an indication of his greatness frequently cited was his absolute domination at Spa-Francorchamps, in its fearsome original 8.76-mile...

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